Mentally upset woman reunited with kin after 8 months

Mentally upset woman reunited with kin after 8 months

Asha Rani (centre) with her kin.

Minna Zutshi

Tribune News Service

Ludhiana, November 29

A mentally upset woman, whose family had lost all hope of seeing her again, has been reunited with her kin after eight months.

It was the midnight of April 11, when a police party, led by ASI Lakhbir Singh, from Jodhan brought the woman to Guru Amar Das Apahaj Ashram for shelter. The woman was unable to provide correct information about her name and address. She told her name as Jasmeet Kaur, alias Simran Kaur, to the founder of the ashram, Dr Naurang Singh Mangat. She informed him that she was married and belonged to Gonspur village near Ludhiana. Dr Mangat made efforts to trace her family, but could not succeed as the information shared by her was incorrect.

The ashram people soon realised that the woman was under mental stress and that she needed psychiatric help. After eight months of medical treatment, her condition improved and she was able to recall her brother’s phone number. Her family was then contacted. It was revealed that her name is Asha Rani, she is unmarried and belongs to Rajpura. Finally, on November 27, Asha Rani was reunited with her loved ones and sent home with her brother Sanjeev Kumar and sister Monika Rani. They said her mental health was affected when she was pursuing BA and lost both her parents in a quick succession, followed by

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